Table of contents for Stand up to the IRS / by Frederick W. Daily.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1
Inside the IRS: 
What You Need to Know About IRS Operations
IRS Inefficiency	5
Communicating With the?IRS	6
Rules of the Game-Tax Laws	9
Interpreting the Tax Code	10
Self-Assessment of Income Taxes	11
Winning the IRS Game	12
2
Filing Tax Returns: 
If You Haven't Filed and Other Concerns
How Long Must You Worry About Not Filing a Tax Return?	16
Consequences of Not Filing	17
It's Better to File Before the?IRS?Contacts?You	21
What Will Happen When You?File?Late	24
Requesting an Extension to File	26
Filing a Return When You Can't Pay What You Owe	28
Filing a Tax Return When You Live Out of the U.S.	29
Reducing the Chance of?an?Audit When Filing	29
Amending Tax Returns	30
A Word About "Aggressive" Tax?Filing	31
3
Winning Your Audit
How Long Do I Have to Worry About an Audit?	38
Do I Have to Learn Tax Law to Win My Audit?	40
Audit Selection-Why?Me,?O?Lord?	40
When the IRS Increases Your Tax Bill Without an Audit	49
Types of IRS Audits	57
How an Auditor Approaches an?Examination	72
Preparing for an Audit	75
Who Should Attend the Audit?	77
How to Act at an Audit	79
Finishing Audits	91
Serious Audit Problems	102
4
Appealing Your Audit Within the IRS
Pros and Cons of Appealing an?Audit	114
How to Appeal an Audit	115
How the Appeals Office Works	121
Preparing for an?Appeals?Hearing	123
Meeting the Appeals Officer	125
Presenting a Case to an Appeals?Officer	125
Negotiating a Settlement	127
Should You Hire a Tax Professional for?Your Appeal?	133
If You Don't Settle on Appeal	133
5
Going to Tax Court: No Lawyer Necessary
Tax Court Facts	137
Small Tax Cases-People's?Court	138
Regular Tax Court Cases-Over?$50,000	152
Other Federal Courts-Paying First Is Required	153
Bankruptcy Court	155
Appealing to Higher Courts	155
6
When You Owe the IRS: 
Keeping the Tax Collector at Bay
When You Can't Pay With Your Tax Return	162
Getting Time to Pay After the Tax Bill Comes	163
IRS Tax Billing?Process	163
IRS Automated Collection System	165
Revenue Officers-Front Line Collectors of the IRS	170
Offers in Compromise-Settling Tax Bills for Pennies on the Dollar	190
Using the Bankruptcy Code to?Stop the IRS	204
Protecting Your Assets From?the?IRS	210
Suspending Collection of Your Tax Bill	211
7
IRS Enforced Collection: Liens and Levies
Tax Liens	215
Tax Levies	220
Assets the IRS Can't or Won't?Seize	221
Avoiding a Levy 	225
Getting a Tax Levy Released	228
IRS Sales of Levied Assets	231
8
The Taxpayer Advocate: A Friend at the IRS
Who Qualifies for Help From?a?Taxpayer Advocate?	238
Contacting the Taxpayer Advocate Service	241
Emergency Help: Taxpayer Assistance Orders	243
9
Family, Friends, Heirs, and the IRS
It's a Family Affair	248
Owning Property Jointly	254
Death and Taxes	256
10
Fraud and Tax Crimes: 
Do You Really Have to Worry?
How People Cheat on?Their?Taxes	264
If You Are Caught Cheating	264
IRS Criminal Investigations	269
If You Are Prosecuted	275
11
Small Businesses/Self-Employed: 
When IRS Trouble Comes
Self-Employed-You're a Prime?Audit?Target	280
Employees or Independent Contractors?	280
Payroll Taxes-IRS Dynamite	285
The Dreaded Trust Fund Recovery?Penalty	286
Cash Transactions Over?$10,000	294
12
Penalties and Interest
Penalties Added to Tax Bills	298
Interest on Tax Bills	300
Understanding Penalty and Interest Notices	300
Reducing or Eliminating Penalties and Interest	301
Designating Voluntary Tax?Payments	307
13
Help Beyond the Book: 
Tax Professionals and Tax Information
Finding and Using a Tax Professional	310
Tax Professionals and Audits	315
Hiring a Tax Return Preparer	316
Researching Tax Questions	317
14
When You Owe State Income Taxes
The IRS and State Taxing?Authorities	324
Does Your State Have a Taxpayers' Bill of Rights?	324
State Time Limits to Assess and Collect Income Taxes	325
State Tax Collection Departments	325
State Tax Bills	326
When All Else Fails, Try Your Political Connections	328
15
The Taxpayers' Bill of Rights
Taxpayers' Bill of Rights I	332
Taxpayers' Bill of Rights II	333
Taxpayer Bill of Rights III	335
16
The 25 Most Frequently Asked Questions
Glossary of Tax Terms
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Tax protests and appeals -- United States -- Popular works.
Tax auditing -- United States -- Popular works.
Tax courts -- United States -- Popular works.
United States. Internal Revenue Service -- Popular works.